PreK-Elementary

Growing Up in America: A Historical Journey


Presenters will share how they implement a Teaching American History grant project focused on building teachers' content knowledge of American history and developing their pedagogy with regard to historical inquiry.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Khieta Davis, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Mariella Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Room: 
604
session id: 
454
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African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through Story


Stories give us voice, shape and direction. Explore adapted African-American folktales that connect with student's character and content knowledge. Focus: African-American students in high poverty and low performing schools.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rénard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Room: 
307
session id: 
124
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Teaching Elementary Social Studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do


Innovative and meaningful strategies for combining Social Studies and Physical Education through character and community building activities along with multicultural studies through Yoga and Tae Kwon Do.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jessica Schocker, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA; Valerie Cholet, Penn State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA

Room: 
618
session id: 
353
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History Comes Alive with the Japanese Storytelling Format "Kamishibai"


Through actual classroom projects, participants learn how the visual storytelling format called kamishibai (paper theater) helps students create compelling presentations that combine writing, editing, drawing, performance, collaboration, and multicultural history.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Hazuki Kataoka, Leaf Moon Arts, Folsom, CA

Room: 
310
session id: 
640
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It's About the Pink Elephant: Negotiating Religion in Elementary Classrooms


Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
602
session id: 
600
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Teaching Sustainability: Integrated Social Studies and Science Themes


Engage in K-5 strategies that integrate themes between National Standards in social studies and science for teaching sustainability. Session provides curriculum on themes of society-science-technology, global connections, and human-environmental interaction.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Joyce Burstein, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; Greg Knotts, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

Room: 
2B
session id: 
1017
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Kernels of Truth: Literacy of Sustainability


Based on themes in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Social Studies licensure candidates created sustainability-focused lessons based on children's literature, Web2.o activities, and a cornucopia of resources for students.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN; Stacy Bender-Fayette, SchoolCraft Learning Community, Bemidji, MN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1052
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"Top 10" Strategies for Building Literacy in Elementary Social Studies


This session will provide elementary social studies teachers 10 strategies that they can use to incorporate literacy into their social studies lessons.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Scott Roberts, Gwinnett County Public Schools/Piedmont College, Suwanee, GA

Room: 
616
session id: 
26
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It All Depends on Your Perspective


This session uses primary sources to compare and contrast life for Americans of European descent and of Japanese descent in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Room: 
604
session id: 
238
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Go Beyond Treading Water--Create Deep Thinkers


Teach your students to connect to history in deep, meaningful ways by using inquiry and primary source documents. Learn ways to hook students and inspire them to be active learners.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Melissa Culver, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY

Room: 
206
session id: 
647
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